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Test Setup

The 2.5" vs. 3.5" RAID Challenge
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Processors
Socket 604 Dual Intel Pentium 4 Xeon, 2.8 GHz,
512 kB Cache, FSB533
System Components
DDR-SDRAM 2x 512 MB PC3200 Samsung,
ECC, Registered
Motherboard Asus PP-DLW, Rev. 1.03
Intel E7505 Chipset
Graphics Card Matrox Millennium G450 AGP, 32 MB
Hard Drives System Drive: Western Digital WD1200BB
Test Drives:
4x Fujitsu MHT2060BS
4x Western Digital Caviar RE WD1600SD
Controller I/O Benchmarks:
Adaptec AHA-2410SA, 4-Port SATA
Data Transfer Benchmarks:
Areca ARC-1120
Software
Intel Chipset Intel Chipset Installation Utility 5.1.1.1002
Intel Application Accelerator RAID Edition Ver. 3.53
DirectX 9.0b
OS Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
5.2.3790
Controller Drivers 3Ware Software 9.1.5.2
LSI Driver 6.43.2.32
Benchmarks
I/O Performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
Fileserver Benchmark
Webserver Benchmark
Database Benchmark
Workstation Benchmark
Throughput Benchmark
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